Bonnie Hawthorne/2018/77 min/Sustainable Food & Agriculture
CHICAGO-AREA PREMIERE. FILM DESCRIPTION: Donald Vetter grew up in Nebraska, farming 800 acres with horses. When he came back from WWII and learned about the new agricultural uses for wartime chemicals, Don enthusiastically embraced the Chemical Age. In 1953, he quit spraying, after realizing the chemicals didn’t deliver on promises and they were damaging his soil and killing farm wildlife. Since then, the Vetter farm’s most important “crop” was its soil. “Dreaming of a Vetter World” comes at a time when interest in regenerating soil has exploded worldwide. Others are realizing what the Vetters have known for decades: Soil is key to our very survival.
Teens and young adults encouraged to attend.
Saturday, March 2, 7 to 9:30 p.m. [W Suburbs]
Good Earth Greenhouse, 7900 Madison St., River Forest
Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats. ADA compliant accessible venue.
Monday, March 4, 6 to 9 p.m. [Central]
Great Central Brewing Company, 221 N. Wood St., Chicago
OEFF After Hours Event
Admission $20, includes reception at 6 p.m.
Film begins at 6:30 p.m.
ADA compliant accessible venue.
Wednesday, March 6, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. [South]
Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago
Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats. ADA compliant accessible venue. Concessions available for purchase.